Deal: Just $12.99 for This Quick Charge 2.0 Adapter

Back in January, I expressed my love for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology that allows you to charge your phone at pretty insane speeds when compared to your typical USB charger. The technology has been made famous by Motorola within the last year, thanks to their use of it as a selling feature in the new Moto X, DROID Turbo, and Nexus 6. They are also selling a $35 Turbo Charger that can give your phone hours of use in just a few minutes time. But Quick Charge 2.0 is in more than Motorola devices. In fact, the HTC One (M8) from early last year has it, as does the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, and Galaxy Note 4. That’s right, most of the popular phones released within the last year have the technology built in.

Unfortunately, most official OEM Quick Charge 2.0 chargers aren’t cheap, so many of you have avoided buying any. Like I mentioned, Motorola sells their Turbo Charger for a whopping $35, but HTC also has a quick charge adapter that runs $35 too.

If you want a lower cost charger, you currently have to turn to places like Amazon. There are a handful of third party accessory makers now making Quick Charge 2.0 adapters, one of which is Tenergy, who just so happens to be hosting a Lightning deal over at Amazon at the moment. For just $12.99, you can grab yourself a Quick/Turbo charger and realize why I think it’s the future of charging.

As of right now, the deal is 41% claimed, so you may want to hurry.

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HTC Expects Verizon One (M8) Lollipop Update Approval First Week of March

While HTC is doing good things, updating phones to Lollipop on various carriers, the One (M8) on Verizon won’t be receiving any love until March, according to the company’s VP of Product Management.

On Twitter, Mo Versi states that the update to Lollipop on the Verizon variant of the One (M8) is “in the lab,” possibly meaning that even after they are done building it, Verizon still needs to go through its certification process. This process, as we all know, takes a bit of time for Verizon.  (more…)

HTC Deals: $150 Off One (M8), $50 Off RE, and 50% Off Accessories

Who knew that the Valentine’s Day weekend was such a big one for deals on tech? Not only has Motorola extended their newest $100 off promo, but HTC is getting in on the fun as well. For this weekend only, you can buy an HTC One (M8) directly from HTC for $499, which is $150 off. If you don’t want their year-old phone that is about to be replaced, you can also pickup their RE Camera for $50, which brings the price down to $149. And if submarine parts aren’t your thing either, then maybe their 50%-off accessory deal will grab your attention.

To see all of the discounted products from HTC, hit up the link below.  (more…)

Lollipop Update for HTC One (M8) on T-Mobile Rolling Out Now

Owners of the HTC One (M8) through T-Mobile, your Android 5.0.1 “Lollipop” is now available. Originally scheduled for release yesterday, the update was pushed one day to today, which you likely didn’t even realize. On that note – even though HTC technically missed their 90-day HTC Advantage update window, they certainly didn’t miss it by much with some of these carrier variants.   (more…)

Sprint HTC One (M8) Gets Lollipop Update Today

According to Sprint, their variant of the HTC One (M8) is receiving its Android 5.0 “Lollipop” today. Yep, today, not in a week or whatever a handful of leaks suggested, yesterday. The update drops in as build 4.20.651.10, but also removes the Lumen Toolbar. And that’s it!

We mentioned in our tour of Lollipop on the unlocked One (M8) that this update won’t necessarily look unfamiliar to one (M8) owners, because it’s still Sense 6 and it acts and looks like Sense 6. You will find notifications on your the lock screen, though, along with better notification controls, a new quick toggles and notification pulldown, screen pinning, and the new app switcher.

That gives both Sprint One (M7 and M8) models Lollipop before almost any other carrier has had a chance to push it. Nice job, Sprint.  (more…)

HTC Won’t Hit 90-Day Lollipop Promise on All One Variants

HTC announced this afternoon that their goal of updating all HTC One (M8) and (M7) models under their HTC Advantage program to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” within a self-imposed 90-day period will not happen. Thanks to an insanely buggy first version of Lollipop from Google, the process has taken much longer than they had hoped. Even though they have already pushed the update to the One (M8) unlocked and developer models, along with the Google Play Edition, they won’t be able to get it out to the rest of the line-up in time.  (more…)